Will Eisner's THE PLOT: THE SECRET STORY OF THE PROTOCOLS OF THE ELDERS OF ZION
Review by Dennis D. McDonald
It is common knowledge that the book The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, which tells about a sinister Jewish plot to take over the world, is a 19th-century fabrication that emerged in Europe during the time of the infamous Dreyfuss affair. Yet the Protocols refuse to die and are repeatedly published wherever and whenever there is economic or political advantage to be gained from bald-faced anti-Semitism.
Famed graphic novelist and comic artist Will Eisner, in his last published graphic work before his death, decided to document the creation of the work. He does so in a remarkably detailed graphic presentation that involves Czar Nicholas, secret agents, Parisian political cells, London based journalists, and German beer halls.
The sad truth is that the people who would cite the Protocols as the basis for hating and fearing Jews are the same people who would happily ignore truth and historical evidence. Educational efforts such as this book by Eisner are doomed to fail with such people. People believe what they want to believe.
Review copyright (c) 2007 by Dennis D. McDonald